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superspecies Line breaks: super|spe¦cies
Pronunciation: /suːpəˈspiːʃiːz/

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Definition of superspecies in English:

noun (plural same)

A group of largely allopatric species which are descended from a common evolutionary ancestor and are closely related but too distinct to be regarded as subspecies of one species.

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